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GOING GREEN – America is becoming greener

GOING GREEN – America is becoming greener

Thanks to innovative inventions by eco-friendly manufacturers and new services by retailers, America is becoming greener. More and more national companies are now publicly declaring themselves eco-friendly, which can mean anything from manufacturing a tubeless toilet paper to recycling waste to repairing electronics. Also Americans have increased their awareness of purchasing products that are more […]

GOING GREEN – Bring back the joy of an old time Christmas

GOING GREEN – Bring back the joy of an old time Christmas

Christmas is a time of love and shared memories. You can bring back the joy of an old fashioned Christmas by going green with gifts and activities that warm the heart and also save some green. With the colder weather and long nights, the holiday season traditionally has been a time when families spend more […]

GOING GREEN – Spread yuletide cheer the green way

GOING GREEN – Spread yuletide cheer the green way

The upcoming holidays are a time for joy, peace and goodwill to all, but we are not being good stewards of Mother Earth if we decorate our homes with energy-guzzling lights and dead evergreen trees. Luckily today there are lots of eco-friendly holiday decorations to give yuletide cheer, like energy-saving LED lighting, flameless battery-powered candles, […]

GOING GREEN – Quiz: How green are you?

GOING GREEN – Quiz: How green are you?

We may think that we are doing our part to protect our environment and save Mother Earth, but just how green are we actually? Making more green choices should be our goal. Every green step we take to honor the earth and each other is worthwhile. Take the quiz to test your greenness. 1. Do […]

Going Green – Getting married? Why not play a green wedding?

Going Green – Getting married? Why not play a green wedding?

Getting married? Have a limited budget? Why not plan an eco-friendly green wedding? Many young couples today are now including eco-friendly elements in their events, and the number of green options has multiplied accordingly. It is easier than ever to find vendors who allow young couples to respect the earth and their budgets. As green […]

Save water on your Summer lawn and garden

Save water on your Summer lawn and garden

Abundant rains in Colorado have made lawns greener, flowers more beautiful, and gardens more productive this spring and early summer. We usually don’t get a second crop of spring rhubarb, but thanks to lots of rain this year we reaped a second harvest. Now that the hot and drier Colorado summer is here, we need […]

Going Green – Don’t throw away – recycle instead

Going Green – Don’t throw away – recycle instead

We are living in a throwaway culture. When you look through the trash in your own home, you’ll probably find discards that could have been recycled or repurposed in some way. If you’re like most Americans, you most likely produce an astounding four plus pounds of landfill-bound trash every single day, according to the Environmental […]

Going Green – Colorado craftsman recycles ravaged wood into beautiful creations

Going Green – Colorado craftsman recycles ravaged wood into beautiful creations

Ben Steiner of Steamboat Springs started making small hand-carved bowls from salvaged “blowdown” wood about 20 years ago when a freakish wind storm blew over thousands of spruce, aspen and fir trees in nearby forests. Steiner immediately envisioned these toppled dead trees as a new source for beautiful wood products. Today this craftsman continues to […]

Going Green – Planning a green no-fly Colorado vacation

Going Green – Planning a green no-fly Colorado vacation

Summer vacation plans often bring up images of jetting off to faraway countries. But is that the green way to go? Whether it is just for a weekend or an extended vacation, we Coloradans can enjoy scenic adventures that need not start at the airport. There’s no escaping the fact no-fly travel close to home […]

Going Green – Be green – utilize your local library at no cost

Going Green – Be green – utilize your local library at no cost

Today’s modern libraries are not like the old dimly lit ones with shelves of dusty old books that you remember as a child. Now libraries and their staffs have expanded their offerings to include a multitude of free things. They have books and movies to rent or download, newspapers and magazines to read, computers to […]

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